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Celebrating the New Year: 1954

Celebrating the New Year: 1954

My grandparents celebrated the New Year of 1954 in their new ranch style home that replaced the old farmhouse. Champaign County, Illinois. View full size.

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Lovely Green Walls

Great picture. The curtains are fantastic as is the porcelain dog Grandpa is petting. I bought an old ranch style house built around '54 in 1985 and it still had walls of that shade of green.


Everything about this is so cute! The chalkware flying ducks, the perky curtains, Grandpa's expression, Grandma's bright smile, and the creature on the floor next to Grandpa. Good for them! I bet they were fun people to celebrate with.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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